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First Report on Institutional Research Grants of the American Cancer Society.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(6):751-752. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070768021.
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Committee on Growth of the National Research Council, Fifth Annual Report to American Cancer Society, Inc., July 1949-June 1950. Price, not given. Pp. 384.

Division of Medical Sciences, National Research Council, 2101 Constitution Ave., Washington 25, D. C.

These two reports complement each other and should be read concurrently to appreciate the great scope of the research program initiated in 1947 by the American Cancer Society and supported by that organization.

Of all funds collected by the Society, 25% are alloted to research in three general groups: (1) fellowships, (2) grants-in-aid, and (3) institutional research grants.

Fellowships.—Three types of fellowships are awarded: The American Cancer Society Fellowship: the British American Exchange Fellowship, and the Damon Runyon Clinical Research Fellowship. The total of new fellowships awarded between 1947 and 1951 was 187. The applications for these fellowships have risen from 47 in 1946 and 1947 to 137 in 1950 and


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